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lyophobic

Syllabification: ly·o·pho·bic
Pronunciation: /ˌlīəˈfōbik
 
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Definition of lyophobic in English:

adjective

Chemistry
(Of a colloid) not lyophilic.
Example sentences
  • In lyophobic colloids the particle-solvent interaction is energetically unfavorable and the suspension will sooner or later separate.
  • When a polymer solution droplet is deposited on a lyophobic surface, the contact line is moved back to some degree and subsequently pinned.
  • All of them thought that they were computing the stability of a lyophobic colloid with respect to coagulation.

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